'Now Is Not Forever' was once a much shorter piece. Thomas of mystified used a software tool to stretch it until it was longer, and added lots of other sounds. As a result, it sounds like what is - a massive drone piece, with details placed carefully in the foreground. Strange, huge, and very musical.
Thanks to tgbts at www.tgbts.com for his e-bow sounds.
Label: 45 Echoes Sounds
Country Of Artist: USA
Style: Ambient, Drone Ambient
Total time: 46:30
Format: Lossless (FLAC); MP3 320 kbps, VBR mp3
Release date: 3 December 2012
Music created by, performed by and produced by Thomas Park
Thomas Park has been involved with music for his entire life. He was trained in classical and jazz music as a teenager, and played the trombone and piano. His listening habits changed in the late 1980's, and Thomas became interested in electronic music. After several years of writing techno as the band AutoCad, Thomas was fortunate enough to collaborate with Robin Storey of Rapoon. This project helped Thomas to evolve into the ambient / drone band Mystified. Mystified has found considerable success, both through online and physical releases, and is known for being proficient, creative and prolific.
The music of Mystified is mainly of an atmospheric nature. Sometimes for Thomas less is more, making his music ideal for listening while working, sleeping or doing other things. The music of Mystified especially explores texture, consistency, and a type of variety that could be called subtle. This is not the utopian ambient of the typical soundscape artist. It is serious music for serious people.
Mystified music has found many purposes, including scores for films, online and terrestrial radio shows, festivals of aesthetic, political, and other varieties, informational cd-roms, spots on many scores of compilations, and quite a few independent releases.
December 8, 2012 Subject:
I had to sit down and give this a full listen, and it is well worth the time to get lost in the echoing chamber of sound. Much more complex than I originally thought, it starts with strange sounds that perk up your ears and makes you wonder what rabbit hole you fell down. Voices from a dada-esque dream, calling out to you. But then it transitions into a beacon of sound, guiding the listener further into the darkness that is filled with the unknown. So much going on in that piece, yet it never seems cluttered or crowded. Sounds flow in and out over a pattern that just when you have it figured out changes without losing the overall base tempo. Even in repetition, there is progression. Really solid stuff. I'd put this up with some of the best in drone--I'm somewhat new to that genre--that I've experienced so far.